Speakers at the Project and Portfolio Management Conference

Wade Ash

Wade Ash is the Director of the Project Management Office at PepsiAmericas, the second largest anchor bottler in the world. In this role, he is responsible for program and project execution, portfolio management, project governance, project methodology, and change management.  Wade has more than 15 years of experience in project management and technology with a focus on driving change and creating sustainable value for the business. In less than three years at PepsiAmericas, Wade has established a PMO and implemented a portfolio governance model for project evaluation, selection, and prioritization. Further, he has ensured the successful delivery of an $80M global project portfolio. Prior to joining PepsiAmericas, Wade worked for IBM Global Services and Fujitsu Consulting to provide value added services to clients such as McDonald’s, R.R. Donnelley, The Chicago Board of Trade, and BP/Amoco. He also held various management and technical positions at AT&T and Motorola. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Wayne Caccamo

Wayne Caccamo is the Vice President of Marketing at Instantis.  Wayne Caccamo leads worldwide marketing for Instantis, a premier provider of on-demand project portfolio management software which he helped establish as a leader in the IT/PMO, operational excellence and now green/sustainability solution spaces. Before joining Instantis, Wayne served as VP of marketing at Pathlore Software Corporation, a leading learning management software provider. There he helped accelerate sales growth and positioned the company for a successful $50 million acquisition. Previously, he guided product management and product marketing for learning management software rival Docent, Inc. up to and through a successful $95 million IPO. Prior to Docent, Wayne spent 11 years in a variety of strategic planning, marketing and business development management posts at Hewlett-Packard Company. Among his many achievements was creating H-P's Open Source Solutions Operation. As H-P's point man, Wayne helped establish the Palo Alto, Calif., company as a leader within the Linux and open source movement. His exploits on behalf of H-P were profiled in a front page Wall Street Journal story. Wayne holds a master's degree in business administration from Yale University, and a bachelor's degree in economics from Tufts University.

Celeste Grammer

Celeste Grammer, Senior Project Manager, has over five years of management experience and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).  She has successfully managed multiple IT projects and established strong customer relationships.  Customers have consisted of large trading firms, a worldwide automotive tool company, a well-known U.S. Retailer, and a reputable Chicago-land Medical School.  Celeste holds a BS in Management Information Systems and a BS in International Business from Millikin University.

Jay Hoskins

Jay Hoskins is a Senior Portfolio Management Solutions Architect at PowerSteering Software.  He helps companies improve the value and return of their portfolios, programs, and other business investments through efficient and effective business processes, change management, and system automation.  Jay has helped many business leaders successfully implement enterprise-wide Portfolio Management processes, Business PMO’s, IT Governance, Six Sigma, Merger and Acquisition, and New Product Development programs.  With over 25 years of experience, Jay has been a portfolio management professional for 9 years with an extensive background in aerospace, manufacturing, supply chain, financial services, IT, and enterprise applications. Jay also has experience in managing enterprise deployments of ERP systems, project management, and software development methodologies.

Praveen Moturu

Praveen Moturu is an innovative, accomplished business and technology leader, visionary with strategic leadership experience in transformation, technology and operations, promoting significant business and revenue growth within global and Fortune 500 multinational corporations. He has exceptional performance in global enterprises, start-up organizations, turnaround situations, cost-cutting mandates, IT systems/technology rationalization, and growth-oriented endeavors. Able to create enterprise strategies that cascade throughout an organization. Praveen demonstrates an elite understanding of technology and IT environment, with expertise in strategy, planning and service delivery. Proven ability to leverage technical background to create new business opportunities. He has a significant record of inspiring and motivating individuals or teams to consistently achieve results. Praveen is an approachable, effective communicator who interacts at all levels to foster comfortable work culture. He is also a decisive, action-oriented, leader who is able to build teams, drive change, improve productivity, and reduce costs. Adept at organizational development, financial planning / analysis, and strategy alignment.

David Otte

David Otte is currently the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, a premier regional law firm, and responsible for all areas of technology including litigation support, records management, library, and KM. David was the former CIO at Sidley Austin LLP for 5 years with a total tenure of 13 years. His team was responsible for the global Information Technology that supported Sidley’s 18 offices and 4,000 users in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Prior to becoming the CIO, David was the Project Manager Office (PMO) Director for three years and prior to the PMO David was the Financial Systems Director for five years.
David has participated in large scale projects and initiatives spanning both business and technology including office openings, technology implementations, disaster recovery planning, human resources technology/process reviews, and practice development initiatives. While at Sidley, David helped standardize the Firm’s Litigation Support department processes and technology as well as actively participated as an administrative member of Sidley’s E-Discovery Committee and Technology Committee. David is a CPA and holds a Bachelor’s in Finance degree from the University of Illinois and a MBA/MIS from DePaul University in Chicago. David was formerly with HBR Consulting, Arthur Andersen, and Andersen Consulting.

Mark Price Perry
In 1999, Mr. Perry founded BOT International, a boutique project management firm now celebrating its 10th year anniversary. As the head of operations, Mr. Perry manages product marketing, R&D, technology integration, and foreign language enablement for Processes On Demand, a productized offering for PMO Setup. Mr. Perry has been with BOT International since its inception and has led over twenty Japan/China market entry engagements and has implemented Processes On Demand in more than one hundred PMOs in North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Latin America including such recognized brand named companies and organizations as: Advo, American Chemical Society, Amtrak, Austin Energy, AZ-EM, Biovail, Black Entertainment Television, Black & Veatch, Boart Longyear, Cheniere Energy, Citizen’s Gas and Coke, Enbridge, GAF Materials, Gallatin Steel, Group Health Inc, GW Bakeries, Hawaiian Airlines, Hub Distributing, ING Romania, Intuit Software, Kos Pharmaceuticals, KV Pharmaceuticals, La-Z-boy, Life Touch Portrait Studios, Meggitt Electronics, National Institutes of Health, Open Solutions Inc, Partner Re, PBS&J, Port of Houston, Precision Drilling, Purdue University, Quiksilver, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Santa Fe Natural Tobacco, SHUAA Capital, Siveco Romania, Stanley Works, Stiefel Labs, Texas Association of School Boards, Toyota Motor Corporation of Australia, United States Geological Society, and Yale University.  Largely as a result of years of experience in PMO Setup work with companies and organizations and with talented project management practitioners of all disciplines, Mr. Perry is a servant-leader in the domain of setting up and managing a PMO and the practical application of project portfolio management (PPM) applications, collaboration platforms, and PMO content assets.

Rebecca Porterfield

Rebecca Porterfield is both a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) and a Project Management Professional (PMP), bringing 15 years’ experience in project management and project portfolio management. Over the last eight years, she has become a passionate agilist, leading several organizations through successful transformations from chaos to predictability at the team to the portfolio management levels. Rebecca is a recognized thought leader in agile project portfolio management frequently interviewed for best-practices in PMO building for PM Network, PMI’s national trade magazine. While she has worked in a variety of environments, from two-person start-ups to academics and even Fortune 500 companies, her love and specialty is in giving small to mid-sized, fast-growing organizations just the right amount of process to allow scaling without losing entrepreneurialism, agility and energy.

Mark Price

Mark Price is currently a Director in the Enterprise Project Management Office for CCH, a Wolters Kluwer company.  He was responsible for the development of the first CCH Project Office and assisted in the migration of five local PMOs into the now, enterprise level office.  Mark has been a business leader for seventeen years in both industry and management consulting. His project experience and success covers a variety of industries and business initiatives including Mergers and Acquisitions, New Product Development and Launch, Event Facilitation and Management, Process Redesign and Development, Real Estate/Facilities Planning, and Technology Management/Deployment.

Fabrice Roche

Fabrice Roche, a Senior Vice President and Chicago Regional Director with UMT Consulting Group, has over 12 years of Portfolio and Project Management implementation, software development and consulting experience.  Fabrice is actively involved in managing, leading, planning and participating in all facets of Portfolio and Project Management, with concentrations in methodology development, governance, process design & definition, creation, prioritization, optimization and on-going management of portfolios and projects. He also has a strong financial background including Accounting and Corporate Finance.  Fabrice has taken leadership and participated in multiple strategy consulting, business process and IT implementation projects for Financial Services, Professional Services & Manufacturing clients in North America and Europe. He has worked with several Fortune 1000 companies including but not limited to JPMorganChase, Wachovia, KeySpan Energy, Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers, IBM, Michelin, Renault Nissan, Arcelor, Alcatel, Dassault, National Savings, etc.  Fabrice holds an MBA with focus on Management and Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University and a Master of Science and Engineering from ENSTA, a leading French engineering school.

Irwin Tedoro

Irwin Teodoro is Director of Systems Integration for Laurus Technologies, and has been with Laurus since September of 2007.  In his role, he is responsible for leading the team of engineers, consultants and architects that work with customers on customized solutions to their IT challenges.  He is responsible for assessment services, integration of multi-vendor solutions, and coordination of professional service projects.  Previously at Laurus, Mr.Teodoro served as Practice Manager.  Prior to Laurus, Mr. Teodoro served in various professional services and consulting roles for Sayers, EMC, StorageTek, and Comdisco.  Irwin holds a BS in Business Administration from DePaul University in Chicago, is a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) and Certified Project Management Professional (PMP).  He resides in Frankfort, IL with his family.

Randy Wimmer

Accomplished, results driven leader with over 25 years of IT and business experience. Developer of strategies as well as tactical solutions enabling IT Portfolio Management and PMO capabilities within various companies such as Allstate Insurance, MillerCoors and currently Walgreens. Successfully and consistently demonstrates an ability to deliver seamless, cost effective solutions leveraging critical thinking and established frameworks (e.g. PMBOK, CMM, ITIL, etc.). Enjoys working in a team setting that utilizes common goal/objectives definition, collaboration, joint problem solving, and knowledge sharing. Develops fellow professionals (internally/externally) by providing coaching, mentoring, and serving as a volunteer conference chairman for CAMP IT Conferences. He is an avid craft beer fan and is planning to take the Certified Cicerone exam.